Still super-annoyed that my bike got stolen out of nightskyre's front yard. Some jerk cut the chain. So I shelled out for a new bike and a Kryptonite U-lock this weekend. I still miss my old bike. I know, I know, it's just a hunk of metal, and I'd been talking about getting a new bike for a while.... but the way this came on me a) I didn't get to "say goodbye" to the bike I've had since junior high, b) I couldn't afford to get something nearly as nice as I wanted, or have the time to really make an informed decision, and c) left me almost completely without transportation for half a week... good thing I can work from home, huh? Except I CAN'T, because the girl who owns my apartment is dragging her feet to get DSL, even though she's the one who suggested it in the first place.
Still wondering about the offer of other place for the summer almost free. Haven't gotten a chance to see it yet.. which I wish I could have done before seeing DarlingCat's place, anyway. I wish I didn't feel so pressed for cash, either. DarlingCat's been bugging me for the rent for June. I've got the money for that, but I guess I'll have to be putting everything else for a while (groceries, the bike, etc.) on my credit card. It's a little scary, but at the same time, it feels really good to be paying my own way, completely. Of course, it still leaves me unsatisfied, cuz I can't afford what I really want, you know? But I don't want to admit to my mom that I'm having any trouble. She's just going to say "I told you so" and pressure me to come back to Rochester, especially once I get the guts up to tell her about the bike. I'm really not sure how to handle that situation. I guess I'm going to have to call her so I can make my feeling clear.. but I'm scared I'll break down and cry, which is exactly what I don't want to do. I don't know. I'll continue to give it thought.